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17 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2019 Chambers USA

July 18, 2019

Several Thompson Coburn practice groups and 14 individual attorneys earned high rankings in the recently released 2019 Chambers USA rankings. Additionally, three individual attorneys earned special recognition for 2019. Firms were ranked across a number of categories and were evaluated by Chambers researchers and peer review. In addition, Chambers researchers interview firm clients about their experiences with individual attorneys and practice areas.

A number of our ranked attorneys received praise that was reported by Chambers:

  • One client highlighted our Corporate/M&A group’s “responsiveness and depth of knowledge.” Both Mike Lause and Tom Litz were highlighted as notable practitioners, with Tom described as “an outstanding lawyer.”

  • A commentator praised our Energy group’s "depth and experience in regulatory matters.” One client described Adrienne Clair as “an extremely skilled litigator" who "brings a strong work ethic to everything she does." Erica Rancilio was noted for her FERC practice and described as “smart, professional and very tough in advocating for her clients."

  • Our Real Estate group was highlighted for our representation of clients on construction, development and transactional matters. Dan Engle was noted for having “great judgment, technical knowledge and the trust of his clients."

  • A client praised our Intellectual Property group for “stamina beyond belief and perseverance not to be matched.” Tom Polcyn was described as “one of the top guys in trademark.”

The following Thompson Coburn practice groups earned high rankings from Chambers USA:

Corporate/M&A – St. Louis
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Environmental – St. Louis
Intellectual Property – Missouri
Labor & Employment – St. Louis
Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis
Real Estate – St. Louis

Thompson Coburn attorneys highly ranked by Chambers:

Jonathan Benner, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory – Nationwide
Bonnie Blair, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Eric Boyd, Environment – Illinois
Adrienne Clair, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Ed Cohen, Environment – St. Louis
Dan Engle, Real Estate – St. Louis
Cliff Godiner, Labor & Employment – St. Louis 
Steve Higgins, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – Missouri
Crystal Kennedy, Environment – St. Louis
Mike Lause, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis 
Tom Litz, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis 
Paul Macon, Real Estate – St. Louis 
Tom Polcyn, Intellectual Property – Missouri
Peter Strassner, Environment – St. Louis

Eminent Practitioners

Tom Minogue, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis

Recognized Practitioner

Laura Jordan, Labor & Employment – St. Louis

Up and Coming

Erica Rancilio, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide

About Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners publishes several guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. A team of 200+ full-time researchers conducts thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide in compiling Chambers’ rankings. Researchers and editors then identify and rank the world’s best lawyers and firms (i.e., those who perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients, such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, value for money).